Shopping at the Hester Street Fair is always a unique and fun experience. What makes it so special of course is that the makers, collectors, craftsmen are all there standing behind their products and ready to talk about them in lovingly minute detail. Here’s a sneak peak of who and what you can expect to find at the Opening Weekend at Hester Street Fair:
Room + Linen Spray - Rosemary Peppermint - Blood Orange Lemongrass - Spike Lavender Cedarwood - $34
Face Serum - Hair Serum - Body Serum - Room + Linen Spray $28-$58
After Brooklyn-based found Kirsten King learned ‘what goes on your skin, goes in your body’ while pregnant she became a Clinical Aromatherapist and launched organic beauty and home brand Oille Natural in 2012. Since then Oille has been featured on Martha Stewarts personal blog and is now carried in Ann Taylor’s new store, Lou & Grey.
"Pegacorns in Pink" print 11x14 - $35
"Happy Nutella Day" boxed note cards - Set of 6 - $20
"Black & Blue Forest 1" print 8.5x11 - $20
Tamara Garvey Illustration sells giclee art prints, cards, original art, iPhone covers, and Moleskine journals, all made in her Brooklyn home from her whimsical and nature-based pen-and-ink illustrations. She draw lots of old-timey burglars, animals, food, and forests.
Native Noms Tee - $26
Ice Cream is Cheaper Than Therapy Tee - $28
Death Before Decaf Tee - $26
Pyknic: Food-Themed Apparel & Goods. A worldwide, “young & hungry” syndicate of dreamers, hard workers, creatives, rebels, and free spirits who collectively inspire one another to be better than they were yesterday. What initially began with hand-drawn t-shirts has organically evolved into this subculture, supplemented by genuine products and personal experiences. “We cannot live forever but we can create something that will.”
1970s sweater with feathers - $44
1970s denim dress $45
1960s bohemian floral maxi dress - $64
La Poubelle Vintage is one of NYC’s first mobile vintage shops! Housed in a converted 1968 Shasta travel trailer, La Poubelle Vintage mobile roams the streets of NYC hawking high-quality vintage clothes and accessories for women and men.
Adventure Sample Set - $20
East Hampton Atlantic White Cedar 10 ml Roll-on Perfume Oil - $55
Nomaterra, is a niche fragrance brand creating beautiful fragrances for the on-the-go individual. They are based out of Brooklyn (Bushwick) and hand craft all the fragrances themselves in small batches. So you’re really getting a very authentic and local product.
Small size hand-tied posies, wrapped in tissue paper and tied with high quality colorful ribbon - $25-35 per posie
Founded in 2014 by Audrey Stipanovich, a franco-british who has a background in fashion design and photo production, Pastoral’s particularity is the creation of floral arrangements based on stories and themes, often inspired by films, books, and characters. Arrangements are named after film titles: Tess, Wild at Heart, Plein Soleil.
Pastoral can create floral arrangements for events, set design for photoshoots and films, flowering businesses and private homes, as well as creating unique floral/vegetal print designs.
Cotton Canvas Tote Water Repellent - Leather Straps - Grey - $80.00
Small Zip Pouch Water Repellent Sienna - $22.00
Charcoal Wax Canvas Zip Pouch Small - $22.00
Jennifer Eng is the creator and maker behind the handmade studio jenneng. She makes items for the everyday, from fabric goods to paper goods, ensuring to achieve harmony between function and style. Her goal is to share with others the products that she, herself, uses on a regular basis. From the variety of goods, you will always find a simple design with quality craftsmanship. She only sources American made materials and works with local companies to lessen her impact on our environment.
Hand stamped necklaces from the “Sideshow Collection” - $40-49
Assorted bracelets from the “Sideshow Collection” - $39-$75
"Whisky Makes Me Frisky" necklace from the "Sideshow Collection" - $55
Guilty jean. is an eclectic brand representing the fashion gypsies and the free spirits throughout the world. It is a brand inspired by spirituality and self expression. Each piece is handmade in the city that never sleeps by two artists and created with love, and passion.
Iron On Patch Fox Applique in Orange - $5
Iron On Patch Can of 100% Organic Whoop Ass Applique - $5
Iron On Patches Pair of Blue Swallow Felt Animal Appliqes - $9.00
Dhalia Soleil is a clothing and accessories designer living in Queens. Her collection is embroidery based with iron on and sewn on appliques. She sell the appliques alone or on hand crocheted hats and tees. She can also offer customers custom made designs from their own ideas. She was a featured designer for her crocheted work at The Studio Museum in Harlem in 2009.
Vintage Rock tee $48 & 90s Pleated Mini Skirt $32
70s Black and White Stripe Max Dress $54
Summer Mizera Vintage offers Women’s and Men’s wearable vintage clothing that can be mixed into any modern closet. New products are added to the collection every week. And this spring also find her at her new LES shop, the Vintage Room, located at 85 Stanton.
Two Silver and Gold Circles Pendant Necklace - $30.00
Gold Star Anise Pendant with Purple Amethyst - $110
Natural Abstract is your one stop shop for beautiful handmade silver and gold designer jewelry Inspired by the complex beauty of nature and the abstract lines of modernism, and made for everyday wear. From simple hoops to a one of a kind pendant, there is something for every jewelry lover.
Andrea Cobb is a professional jeweler whose work is carried in boutiques around New York. She make all of my pieces, from start to finish, at her Brooklyn studio. Much of her work is one of a kind and all is limited edition.
Happy Trooper Canvas Backpack -$45
Steampunk Leather Sunglasses - $30
Lala and Sasi is a boutique womenswear brand that designs & sells clothing for the weird and whimsical. Started by two best friends in NYC, Lala and Sasi aspires to bring happiness through fashion.
3 Prints for $50.00
"Carmen & The MilkBone" $360.00
"Le Petite Perverse" $340.00
Raised by wolves and fairies…made Naughty and Nice both strong and giggly. He enjoys making art because it makes him happy. Plus he loves being his own boss…and yes, he does enjoy walks on the beach and sunsets, but not as much as he enjoys bitterness and moxy.
YakBlak Sunnies & Specs fully restores 20–60 year old vintage eyewear. The restoration of each piece is a meticulous multi-step process: 1. disassemble, clean and hand-polish, 2. buff up or replace damaged hardware such as rivets, hinges and screws, 3. reassemble and perform a careful four-point frame alignment, 4. outfit the frame with 100% UV and scratch-resistant lenses, tinted or clear, 5. perform a final alignment and overall inspection. The end result is a beautiful pair of Sunnies & Specs that look and fit like they are brand new.